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New Church Ministry

New Church Ministry (NCM) is a ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) that trains, equips, assists and multiplies emerging and affiliating congregations and leaders. Our heritage is rooted in the New Church Movement.

TrainLeadership Academy

Start. Sustain. Soar.

Leadership Academy is an interactive learning experience that brings together Disciples from across North America to share leadership experience, wisdom, and training.

Save the date! Leadership Academy is returning to Indianapolis, IN from October 7 to 11, 2019.



Why only do new or better when you can be both? New Church Hacks is a new webinar series packed with smart solutions to tricky problems and practical prompts for new and/or renewing churches. Hosted by Pastor Terrell McTyer, Minister of New Church Strategies, New Church Hacks empowers courageous leaders with the tools, tips and how-tos to start, sustain and strengthen congregations.



Coaches walk alongside both new and transforming church leaders to help them remain on track and accountable for the goals they set for themselves and their faith communities.

Thanks to generous donors, the Holy Places Fund helps new Disciples congregations acquire a home. Disciples Church Extension Fund now awards Holy Places Grants for the acquisition of an initial long-term Place. The Fund will consider requests from Disciples congregations who understand Place to mean ownership of real property or whose ministry provides for Place in other ways.

The Spiritual Discernment Guide, a 30-day journey of self-reflection and listening to God’s voice, helps you to discern if you are called to plant a new church. The activities we offer will help you “see” what God is doing and “hear” what God is saying to you.


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How is it used?

To help our new church movement continue to take root!

Each year, half of this offering stays in the local Region or Area where it’s collected to start and uphold new churches.

The other half is used across the United States and Canada by New Church Ministry to support the recruiting, assessing, training and coaching of new church leaders at events like Leadership Academy.

Our church planters remain committed to answering God’s call . . . to serve their neighbors, spread the gospel, and make more Disciples.

But they need the nurturing and generous support of people like you through the 2019 Pentecost Offering, June 2 and 9.

Please help our new church movement continue to take root, bear fruit . . . and grow more Disciples every day!



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